With the onset of autumn, I went fishing in Finland.
This was facilitated by the stories of fishermen about catching a pike of about 9 kg for trolling on the lake I knew in Taavetti.
Arriving at TAAVETTI HOLIDAY RESORT & CAMPING, of course, I ran to a regular at the base Sergey, who was comfortably accommodated with his family in a campsite on the lake. Even the dried head of a recently caught pike inspired respect. And why do we need, for example, the Åland Islands with the legendary large pikes, when such beauties live near the border.
Lake Kivijärvi near Lappeenranta is famous for its abundance and variety of large fish. Here, it’s nice to sip a bream or ide with a feeder, and to catch pike, zander, perch, and if you are lucky, you can also catch a red fish.
The lake is very picturesque with a complex bottom topography. Here, pits are deep and shallow with boulders, and banks with reeds and steep stone walls.
Numerous comfortable cottages are scattered around the shores. Villa Terveenniemi also froze waiting for regular and new guests.
And the base in Taavetti, known for its hospitality, is in great demand among Russian tourists, including fishermen. In addition to rowing boats of the base, several equipped inflatable boats with motors and spinning rods were parked on the shore.
In addition to convenient accommodation in the houses there is a fireplace and a sauna, and barbecue on the terrace. Rest for every taste. And how is it without fishing.
I already wrote in previous publications that along the way with fishing I use casting and catch on the track. But when fishing for spinning, it is certainly more interesting to look for fish in a more active way. For a long time I was planning to catch new LureMax fish in Finland, as if specially created for catching local predators, especially salmon. I hope I will be given a convenient opportunity for this. But these oscillators are also designed for pike and perch.
I was convinced of this by the LureMax Fever shaker weighing 20 grams in natural colors under the Russian name “crushed ice” with an additional hanging petal.
On the second cast, the bait was attacked by a local pike, which then violently resisted, probably wondering how it led to the piece of iron.
When posting, the spinner slightly dug in stagnant water, smoothly playing with its edges and petal.
Another interesting spinner in a similar color, but more pushed and with a hole that makes additional noise, is the LureMax RUSH with a length of 90mm and a weight of 28g. Although in stagnant water, this time she did not seduce a toothy predator, but she will certainly play attractively along the course.
I will not hide the fact that I go fishing in Finland and to check my new gear on fish. For fishing on the track, I used the new Maximus Jazz Trolling 2.4m long and with a test on the cord 10-25Lb. A white rod with an acid top is clearly visible in the boat, especially at dawn dusk.
For catching with heavy baits I used the indestructible Maximus Sea Wolf with a length of 2.7m and a test of 15-50g. More than once this fishing rod came to the rescue when fishing on large baits: medium jerks, wobblers up to 30g and heavy oscillators. I even fell on him with things, stumbling on the pier. At least henna. In the fall, I will definitely take it with me for pike fishing.
From the lures it was interesting to see how various new lures behave on the water. For example, LureMax GURU 75SP-DR with a booming capsule inside and a flattened body is deepened by 2-3.5 m and due to neutral buoyancy it hangs in the water column. Promising wobbler with running colors.
I heard a lot of flattering words about Halco wobblers before fishing: on the track and in the cast.
Local Finnish predators confirmed the catchability of Halco lures. And they threw equally well at the large Laser Pro 160 DD + STD
and the smaller Halco Laser Pro 120 DD + STD.
Perch also did not disdain large-sized baits.
The use of small vibrations in the fall also reduced the size of the perch.
For lures, I took advantage of last year's hit Maximus Anvil 20ML with a test of 4-18g. The Black Side Hammer 2500FD reel with a # 0.8 cord balanced the tackle and made it possible to enjoy the plucking of thick autumn perches that were fattening on a large fry.
Spinning, despite the noticeable harmony, allowed to extinguish the jerks of strong fish and lift it into the boat without landing.
Once again, Finnish fishing did not fail me. By evening, a serious wind rose and its gusts washed up even the motor boats to the shore. It seems that not everyone came with the catch this time.
But in the fall in Finland it is interesting to catch not only from a boat. Just now, passing schools of small fish attract zander. It was in the fall that I hit a feasting pike perch a couple of times, which was well caught from the shore for a jig. And I think I have time to go on such a fishing trip. In addition, on the licensed area in Kotka, salmon are now well caught from the coast, including salmon. True, now he is all subject to release.
Convenient equipment helps me to get real pleasure while fishing. It is getting dark early and very timely I got an Alaskan cap with a built-in LED flashlight. Alaskan neoprene gloves with cropped fingers are very comfortable when fishing for spinning in the autumn frosts.
I wish all fishermen neither tail nor scales! And strong reliable gear in beautiful reservoirs with captured fish!